Calendar Work - Teaches, days of the week, counting, letter recognition, learning to use a calendar.
Weather Frog - Teaches, about the world around us, dressing for the weather, socialization.
Reading - Teaches, language & literacy, problem solving, cognitive development.
Music & Movement - Teaches, language and math, socialization, small and large motor skills.
Art - Teaches, socialization, math, language, problem solving, small and large motor skills.
Letter of the week - Letter recognition, letter sounds
Number of the week- Number recognition, counting, early math skills
Shape of the week - Recognition, early math skills
Color of the week - Art, same / different, color mixing.
I believe that children learn best when they are active in their own interests. For that reason I have adopted the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning. Reggio Emilia was developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy . Combining developmental programs as well as Montessori, children get a chance to choose activities they enjoy and later reflect on what they have learned. You will see planned daily learning activities developed for Kindergarten readiness as well as discovery/play based learning that will be inviting to children of all ages. This combined with reading ,singing and art will give the children a wide variety of things to keep them excited about learning.
What to expect from a Reggio learning environment?
Emergent curriculum - Listening to children while they play and allowing them to be involved in the planning of the curriculum.
Projects - Ideas for special projects come from the children. I will help them make decisions on topic, what direction the projects will take and what materials will be needed.
Collaboration - Collaboration is needed for good socialization. Children will learn to problem solve together, learn to compare, and to negotiate. Learning a sense of self and community.